A disturbing theory has emerged about an alleged ‘house of horrors’ which was burnt to the ground after a 13-year-old girl claimed she was tortured inside.
Sunshine Coast District Superintendent Craig Hawkins said racially motivated leaflets had appeared around Tewantin, where the house is located, in the past 24 hours.
“We take acts of racial discrimination or racially motivated events very seriously and we will hold individuals accountable if and when we find them,” he told reporters on Wednesday.
“Early indications are that the flyer was created by people who do not live on the Sunshine Coast or who have no connection to the Sunshine Coast.
“This is simply an attempt by individuals … to incite radical behaviour, racially motivated behaviour” and does not reflect the feelings of local people, Superintendent Hawkins added.
Vigilante groups threatened to burn down the home of a teenager accused of torturing a 13-year-old girl (pictured after being attacked) in a terrifying four-hour ordeal.
Queensland Police and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services forensic experts are pictured at the scene of a suspicious house fire in Tewantin, on the Sunshine Coast, Wednesday March 29, 2023.
The Sunshine Coast home where a 13-year-old girl was attacked by three girls on March 11 was engulfed in flames around 1.30am on Wednesday.
“Everyone has the right to be safe in Queensland, not to be victimized and to live in harmony in this state.
“The cultural heritage of the people who occupied this house is completely irrelevant … these individuals are now before the court for justice,” he said.
The Sunshine Coast home where a 13-year-old girl was allegedly attacked by three girls aged 14, 13 and 12 on March 11 burst into flames about 1.30am on Wednesday and the roof then collapsed.
Firefighters reported that no one was in the Housing Commission property at the time of the incident and there were no injuries.
The incident comes days after the house was ransacked and vandalized with graffiti including ‘JUSTICE 4 (girl)’.
Police have declared the property a crime scene and are waiting for it to be declared safe before a full inspection can be carried out.
A shocking video on social networks showed how three people attacked a young girl.
Police will accuse the teenagers of smashing bottles in her face and stabbing her with a kitchen knife while she was half-naked.
The footage also allegedly showed the girl being tied up, repeatedly punched in the face as she begged for mercy, burned and trampled, and had knives thrown at her.
The three accused attackers, who allegedly took the teenager home after inviting her to a party, have since been charged.
The trio is also accused of giving the 13-year-old girl a shower to remove the blood.
Last week, Queensland police launched an investigation after supporters of the teenage girl released the address of one of the alleged attackers.
The house (pictured inset) had been vandalized and robbed days earlier
The house on the coast of the sun (pictured) was completely destroyed by fire
Officers are pictured at the scene of a suspicious house fire in Tewantin, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
They threatened to bomb his house, throw bricks through the windows and assault the accused teenager.
Queensland police said on Thursday they were now investigating the threats and warned would-be vigilantes to stand down, in a statement to Daily Mail Australia.
“People trying to take matters into their own hands can have any weapon turned on them and can get hurt,” the spokesman said.
“In some cases, they could seek legal help depending on their actions.”
The scene of the incident at the house (pictured) has been identified, the police are continuing the investigation
Multiple social media accounts in the alleged ringleader’s name have been bombarded with vicious threats.
“Let’s go, just an hour’s drive,” one vigilante wrote on the note, revealing the alleged ringleader’s home address. “Me and the tribe is going to swing at his door.”
Someone else made an ominous note. “No longer a house, just a pile of ashes.”
‘She’ll cry and beg me to stop,’ threatened another. ‘Why is it still breathing?’ asked another.
Others targeted the mother and sister of one of the accused.
“Everybody’s after your girls so spend as much time with them as you can because as soon as they walk those streets they’re gone,” promised one threatening post.
Police said their investigation was ongoing, warning of possible repercussions of any retaliation or identifying those involved.
“To ensure community safety, police advise members of the public not to engage in methods of disrupting or retaliating against criminal activity that may involve a risk of personal harm or further legal recourse,” the spokesperson added.
“Police have launched an investigation into the matter and it would be inappropriate to comment further, nor is it appropriate to identify the victim of the crime.”
The older child has been remanded in custody pending an appearance in the Maroochydore Children’s Court next month.
A video on social media showed three men attacking a young girl, smashing bottles in her face and stabbing her with a kitchen knife while she was half-naked.
He was charged with four counts of assault causing bodily harm, assault while armed in company causing bodily harm, deprivation of liberty, entering a dwelling and entering into a felony, armed robbery in company, personal battery, trespassing and indictment. insult and intentional damage.
The two younger girls were granted bail and will return to Maroochydore Children’s Court later this month.
The 13-year-old was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault in a company, armed robbery in a company, personal battery, entering a dwelling and committing an indictable crime, common assault and unauthorized transaction. with store products.
A 12-year-old youth was charged with assault causing bodily harm, assault during an armed crime in company, deprivation of liberty, armed robbery in association with personal violence, entering a dwelling and committing an indictable crime, and unauthorized dealing with store merchandise.
Meanwhile, Australians have rallied around the alleged victim, raising more than $35,000 for her in just 24 hours.
A GoFundMe appeal started by the alleged victim’s mother under a picture of her daughter’s bloodied face has quickly surpassed its original goal of $1,111.
HOW WAS THE CASE OF THE HOUSE OF SUSPECTS OPENED?
A 13-year-old teenage girl goes to Tewantin’s house after allegedly being invited to a party by three girls she recently befriended.
When she arrived, she was allegedly tortured for four hours, including allegedly being stripped, beaten and stabbed.
The girls later allegedly walked her home and stood by her side as she told her mother that she was attacked by someone on the way home and the three girls rescued her.
Queensland police have charged three girls, aged 14, 13 and 12, who are believed to have been involved in the incident.
Footage of the alleged attack begins to circulate on social media. Supporters of the 13-year-old girl begin trolling the alleged attackers and their families and threatening vigilante action.
Queensland Police are warning watchdogs and warning the threats are under investigation.
The house in Tewantin, where one of the accused attackers lives and the girl allegedly tortured, went up in flames in a suspicious fire around 1.30am.
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